Stuck Pipe Prevention -- Train Wreck Avoidance™ - SPP
Discipline: Well Construction/Drilling
Duration: 3 days
Instructor(s): Marc Summers, Richard Wright
The Stuck Pipe Prevention Train Wreck Avoidance workshop provides the most comprehensive coverage in the industry for understanding and preventing the underlying causes of Stuck Pipe, Wellbore Instability, Loss Circulation, and other sources of non-productive time (NPT) in drilling operations. The workshop also focuses on correct responses by individuals and teams, early warning signs, and minimizing the impact to drilling operations. Through world-class presentations, practical discussion, and the best reference and instructional materials available, delegates hone their knowledge of basic drilling technology and how it relates to avoiding NPT.
"Marc displayed a well-versed knowledge of the material." - Participant, United States
"Liked all the topics related to hole cleaning." - Senior Drilling Engineer, Argentina
Entire drilling and completions team, including operator, drilling contractor, and service companies. Agendas are typically customized to address topics relevant to the team.
You Will Learn:
- Identify mechanisms and risk factors that lead to stuck pipe incidents
- Anticipate, prevent, recognize, and resolve stuck pipe due to wellbore instability, hole cleaning, differential sticking, and wellbore geometry
- Assess mechanics of wellbore stresses and the impact on wellbore stability
- Analyze trends to identify early warning signs of developing wellbore problems
- Use hole cleaning factors in both vertical and deviated wellbores
- Apply mechanics of jars and how to use them effectively
- Implement effective drilling and tripping practices
- Make cost-effective choices in planning fishing operations
- Stuck Pipe Prevention
- Rock mechanics
- Wellbore stress
- Wellbore instability
- Trend recognition
- Hole cleaning
- Differential sticking
- Wellbore geometry
- Tripping practices
- Fishing practices
MR. MARCUS A. (MARC) SUMMERS has over 30 years of oilfield experience and over 15 years of hands on training experience. He founded and ran PetrEX International, Inc., and is currently Discipline Manager of Well Construction/Drilling and a Sr. Instructor with PetroSkills. In 1980, he began working as a drilling engineer for Amoco for fifteen years in various locations around the world. His background includes operations, technical support, and drilling research functions. Since 1986 he has written a number of papers presented at SPE/IADC conferences and several articles published in Petroleum Engineer International, American Oil and Gas Reporter, etc. He received a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Oklahoma.
MR. RICHARD G. (DICK) WRIGHT has over 25 years of worldwide oil field experience, including management and implementation of directional drilling services and also has over 6 years of experience training. His oilfield management experience includes resident positions in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. His areas of specialty include drilling operations technical training and drilling team leadership training. He is fluent in Spanish and is widely traveled in Central and South America. He received a BS in pre-veterinary medicine from New Mexico State University and an MBA in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the
numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
How to contact PetroSkills:
1-800-821-5933 toll-free in North America or
Address P.O. Box 35448, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74153-0448, U.S.A